Occupational Therapist

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: SW2 - £29,476 - £37,378 per annum
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 15/02/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: C1222VR

We are recruiting for an Occupational Therapist (OT) to work within our Occupational Therapy Team. This is an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to develop/enhance a uniquely broad diversity of expertise within such areas as re-ablement, major and minor adaptations, OT equipment, moving and handling.

The supervision of non-qualified staff is a key part of the role so there are many opportunities to develop/enhance your supervision/coaching skills, which in turn would help your career progression.

The successful candidate will be able to support adults with primarily physical but potentially also mental health social care needs to realise their potential by supporting them to engage in meaningful occupation.

You will be required to contribute to the delivery of highly effective adult services in an efficient manner. The service is delivered using a strengths based and personalised approach.

The successful candidate will be a HCPC registered qualified Occupational Therapist, with knowledge and experience of working with adults with social care needs that are primarily physical impairments/disabilities needs.

You will be required to work closely with colleagues within the council and partners ensuring that person centred outcomes are met in ways which utilises available resources as effectively as possible.

The successful applicant will work within organisational policy and legislative requirements e.g. The Care Act and Mental Capacity Act.

All staff working in the department have a responsibility for promoting and supporting the Council's policies and procedures for safeguarding. You should ensure that you carry out your duties and work at all times in a way that ensures the safeguarding and welfare of service users.

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

Essential qualifications/experience-

A recognised professional Occupational Therapist qualification recognised by HCPC

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Rachel Powell 01634 331397

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.


How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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